Workforce Resources Now
As CT businesses negotiate reopening under new guidelines and a changed market, workforce presents new challenges. These organizations can help you find the employees, resources, and training you need to support increased efficiency when it’s more important than ever.
The state jobs portal, where employers to post openings and job seekers find them, also offers labor market analysis and resources for training and career fairs.
American Jobs Center
While all physical locations remain closed due to COVID-19, the staff of the American Jobs Center are available to help connect employers and employees. They are also your link to training programs, to recruit new employees with specific skills or enter a new field by joining a program.
Eastern CT Workforce Investment Board
EWIB connects employers and workforce to free training through the Eastern CT Manufacturing Pipeline, workshops with access to thousands of courses through the online Matrix Learning. EWIB operates the American Job Centers and coordinates with employers on specific training needs.
More Training Programs and Education
Three Rivers Community College
From workforce education programs to degree and certificate programs, Three Rivers offers a numbe of career pathways. Employers can connect with programs in manufacturing, allied health, business and computer skills.
The Customer Service Academy is a free program available online for workers to improve service and soft skills. The program is also recruiting local businesses to host 60 internships, paid by the program. EASTCONN also offers a wide array of adult and community programs with courses on topics.
Westerly Training Center
The University of Rhode Island, Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College and the Rhode Island School of Design all offer courses at this facility on topics ranging from basic computer skills to management training.
Opportunities Industrialization Center of New London County
OIC provides training, basic skills, supportive counseling, and job creation services to primarily low income persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or national origin.
Porter and Chester Institute
Industry-modeled, student-centered education and training is offered for students seeking training in automotive, computers, cosmetology, healthcare, and trades. As they move to a remote instruction model, the application fee is waived for programs starting on October 19.
A nonprofit working farm and retreat for veterans providing retraining opportunities in aeroponic growing techniques, forestry, and hemp industry.
Health Education Center
HEC works to recruit, train, and retain health professionals from diverse backgrounds to serve marginalized communities in Connecticut in order to attain the highest level of health and well being.